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Legal Discrimination (2015), by Nehemiah Flynt, is a 220-page Christian-themed nonfiction tale available in paperback and e-book formats. The book examines issues such as unabashed lying by law enforcement agents and other governmental employees, the behavior of teachers in public schools, the abuse of power, overdrugging children, child abuse, the Bill of Rights, and faith in God. This appears to be the author's first published book.
The author starts with a brief autobiography, then recalls his recent experiences in creating and running a Christian school for troubled youths. The book's vignettes feature more than a dozen students, each with his own unique problems. The author wisely keeps the focus on the students, rather than on himself. The use of numerous students in the book keeps the narrative fresh and interesting.
The book's title refers to the abuse of power by various governmental agencies, e.g., Child Protective Services, the legal/justice system, and public schools. The author speculates that there is a movement in America to eliminate Christian schools. He also has harsh words for psychiatrists who overmedicate children.
Throughout much of the book, his numerous criticisms of government agencies are not supported by specific examples. However, near the end of the book, he gives us plentiful details of the events as they unfolded when his academy was targeted based on flimsy, unsubstantiated allegations.
Although the book espouses raising children according to Christian principles, there certainly are numerous non-Christian parents who would approve of the author's old-fashioned methods, and would also decry the heavy-handed intrusion of government workers into personal family life.
The author attributes numerous examples of pleasant surprises to prayer, and faith in God. He writes in a humble, matter-of-fact style, refrains from patting himself on the back for his good deeds, and lets the facts speak for themselves. It is also possible to ascribe his success in helping at-risk youths to his enthusiastic and positive attitude, or to the non-Biblical maxim, "God helps those who help themselves."
This book has earned 4 out of 4 stars. The author writes clearly and concisely. The grammatical errors are not serious enough to be annoying. He includes an ample amount of humor, which greatly enhances the readability of a book with such serious themes.
You don't need to be a Christian to enjoy this book, which is suitable for readers of all ages who are interested in learning methods of successfully rearing problem children. The story also includes a dire warning of the alarming amount of power wielded by government employees. This book will be a real revelation for readers who rely on the mainstream media for news.
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